Strumpet City by James Plunkett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Depressingly good epic historical fiction. Paints an accurate picture of the life of the common people in Dublin from 1907-1914. No wonder there were worker strikes everywhere--the common man had a job that paid barely enough for him to survive on, let alone a family. I couldn't help but think of modern times now and the demand to raise the minimum wage.
I love learning through a good story--lots of learning here about the development of unions, the Catholic and Protestant church in Ireland, Irish history, charities, and medical history.
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